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Used 2016 Volvo XC90

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Combined Fuel Economy
22 MPG
Horsepower
250 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.7 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.3 
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Pros

Buyers seeking a contemporary, comfortable and richly appointed 7-seat AWD vehicle that also delivers outstanding fuel economy, exceptional comfort and world-class safety will find much to like in the new Volvo XC90.

Cons

Although the new XC90 has grown more spacious, the Infiniti QX60 SUV offers greater overall passenger room while those seeking maximum towing capacity will find it in the Audi Q7. Despite its generous 9.3 inches of ground clearance, the XC90 is still more at home dealing with light-duty trail running than hard-core off-road excursions.

What's New For 2016

In a word, everything. From its styling, platform architecture and suspension configuration to its potent yet super-efficient Drive-E powertrains, tablet-style Sensus human-machine interface, and advanced safety technologies, the 2016 XC90 introduces design elements that significantly elevate the status of both the vehicle itself and the entire Volvo brand.

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Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Expert Review

Representing its most ambitious vehicle design program in decades, Volvo’s all-new 2016 XC90 has been recast from the ground up. Marginally larger and more spacious than its highly successful predecessor, this 7-passenger all-wheel-drive (AWD) crossover SUV brings an elevated level of sophistication to its styling, engineering and powertrain elements while introducing class-leading advances in safety and infotainment technologies. As the first vehicle spun from Volvo’s new scalable product architecture (SPA), it aims to steal share from premium global rivals like the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60, and Mercedes-Benz M-Class/GLE-Class. Both the XC90 T6 and its T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid sibling also set peer precedent as the result of their extremely efficient, supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter/4-cylinder Drive-E gasoline engines.

Driving the Used 2016 Volvo XC90

The 2016 Volvo XC90 moves a notable step beyond the vehicle it replaces on every dynamic level. Matching a lighter but stronger SPA structure with a new double-wishbone-front/multilink-rear chassis setup tuned to deliver a sportier character with better overall isolation, the new XC90 is more nimble, responsive and controlled whether you’re cruising down a freeway or negotiating a bit of a twisty 2-lane. The optional full-air suspension further sweetens the experience with auto-leveling and automatic ride-height adjustment capability. Both the T6 and T8 Twin Drive SUVs also feature a multi-position Drive Mode selector that tweaks powertrain and suspension settings to optimize economy, comfort or performance. Capable of operating on gasoline, electric-only or in hybrid drive, the T8 Twin Engine has a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack tucked into its center tunnel that can provide up to 25 miles of pure EV range but does not impact any passenger or cargo space.

Favorite Features

SENSUS TOUCH CONTROL INTERFACE
Using a 9.0-inch high-definition screen with tablet-style functionality, Volvo’s new Sensus interface sets a benchmark for intuitive operation of the new XC90’s infotainment/climate control functions.

NEXT-GEN FRONT BUCKET SEATS
Redesigned to provide even greater comfort and support, the XC90’s power-activated front bucket seats also incorporate shock-attenuating structural elements that work with its new pre-tensioning seatbelts to help minimize the potential for bodily injury in case of a front impact or run-off-road scenario.

Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Interior

Roomy and elegantly upscale, the XC90’s cabin details include everything from supple leather upholstery and aluminum/wood accents to its new Sensus touch interface, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and diamond-cut surfaces on the various rotary controls. Some, like open-grain Linear Walnut inlays (Inscription), Nubuck/Nappa leather sport seats (R-Design) and an Orrefers crystal shift lever knob (T8), are model-specific. The 40/20/40 2nd-row bench seat is matched with a more-accommodating 50/50 third tier that offers best-in-class legroom. Each seat can be individually folded flat to increase cargo space from 15.8 cubic feet to a segment-leading 85.7 cubic feet – all easily accessed through a large rear hatch with hands-free activation.

Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Exterior

The XC90’s bolder and more sophisticated SUV body lines are complemented by a new face that features a sleeker graphic character with a revised grille and redrawn logo. More expressive front/rear lighting adds visual punch while Inscription and R-Design models feature full LED headlights with corner-following Active Bending and T-shaped “Thor’s Hammer” LED running lights. Wheel/tire fitments rise from 19-inch on Momentum models to 20-inch on Inscriptions and 21-inch on the R-Design – which also gets a selection of unique trim elements and offers a bespoke Matte Metallic Blue finish.

Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Standard Features

All XC90s are comprehensively equipped, complementing a lengthy roster of expected features with premium touches like the groundbreaking Sensus touch-control interface and GPS navigation, a 10-speaker/330-watt audio package, 4-zone climate control with Clean Zone Air Quality System, a panoramic glass sunroof, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Its bounty of active/passive protective touches include Volvo’s City Safety System with Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection and Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning, and new Run-Off-Road protection plus automatic braking should the driver inadvertently turn in front of an oncoming vehicle. Surprisingly, the new XC90 offers just one built-in USB port and has no power assist for its tilt/telescoping steering column.

Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Options

Descriptively named Climate, Convenience and Vision Packages add even more appeal to the new XC90. These include extras like Surround View Cameras, power-retracting side-view mirrors, and heating controls for the windshield, the headlight washers and the rear seats. Blind Spot/Cross Traffic warnings, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist and Park Assist Pilot are also available as part of option packages. Single options on all models include Four-Corner Air Suspension, a 1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system, Head-Up Display, plus an Integrated 2nd-row child booster seat along with Contour Seats in Nappa leather (Momentum only), and carbon fiber accents and 22-inch wheels (R-Design only).

Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Engine

The 2016 Volvo XC90 lineup is fitted with the automaker’s new supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter/4-cylinder Drive-E gasoline engine that makes a stout 316 horsepower and develops 295 lb-ft of torque when burning premium unleaded gasoline. The T8 Twin Engine replaces the T6’s conventional Haldex AWD setup with a rear-mounted 80-horsepower electric motor that sends all of its motive force to the aft wheels. Collectively, the combo yields 400 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque – sufficient to trim the T8’s 0-60-mph sprint time from 6.1 to just 5.9 seconds. Both XC90 SUV variants can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Their Drive-E engines are backed by a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that helps them earn what are projected to be best-in-class EPA ratings.

2.0-liter supercharged/turbocharged inline-4
316 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 2,250-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/25 mpg

2.0-liter supercharged/turbocharged inline-4 + electric motor
Engine:
316 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 2,250-4,500 rpm
Electric Motor:
80 horsepower/177 lb-ft of torque
Net Output: 400 horsepower / 443 lb-ft of torque
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA
Pure electric range on a full charge: 25 miles

How Much Does the Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Cost?

Arriving in showrooms this summer, the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum and Inscription start just under $50,000 and $55,500, respectively. The sporty R-Design that arrives in October will open slightly below $54,000, and fully loading any version can bump those numbers by $4,000-$6,000. On sale later in the fall, T8 Twin Engine models are expected to command upwards of $60,000 and offer similar upgrade possibilities. Given its lengthy roster of standard features, the new XC90 will hold a solid price advantage against all of its comparably equipped German rivals and be competitive with the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60 as well as domestic alternatives like the Cadillac SRX and the Buick Enclave. KBB.com has not yet established a Fair Purchase for this new Volvo SUV. Historically, the XC90’s resale value has not been as strong as most of its competitors. However, we suspect this comprehensive makeover will enhance its long-term competitive position.

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Used 2016 Volvo XC90 Consumer Reviews

4.3 

Overall Rating

5 star

63%

4 star

19%

3 star

13%

2 star

0%

1 star

6%

Value
4.2 
Performance
4.4 
Quality
4.4 
Comfort
4.5 
Reliability
3.9 
Styling
4.8 

J
12/20/2018
2018 Volvo XC90

"Top best luxury SUV"

comfort + safety + quaity
4 cylinder engine struggles some times.
I bought the car February 2018, the styling and quality is superior to all German luxury SUVs. Before buying the car, I researched and drove the Q7, X5 and GL. The XC90 does not have the most power but the comfort, safety and styling is above all the vehicles I drove. I just wish that Volvo would upgrade engine to a V6/I6, I do feel the vehicle needs more power when going uphills or accelerating. Covenience package + Inscription is a must, you wont regret it.
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Boy Alroy
11/16/2018
2018 Volvo XC90

"LOVE THIS GARGANTUAN HORN HONKER!!!!!! :D"

Fun, Sporty, Luxury, Fast, V6, Turbo
None, the best car ever.
I bought this re-designed, luxury, recapped, SUV. Love it. Recommend it. Keep it. Love it. For interested people in the XC90, I must say it is LUXURY to Level Infinite. The second greatest SUV I had, (Toyota Land Cruiser is my #1). I owned ugly SUV-s like a 2009 Kia Sorento. I traded it in for my xc90. I love her. She's my north star. She's the best. Buy it :),
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BuyersRemorse
11/12/2018
2017 Volvo XC90

"Significant Issues with the brakes on the XC90."

Well appointed, sophisticated electronics, ride
Mechanical Failures
I had to replace the front pads and rotors at 14k miles and now at 20k miles have to replace the rear pads and rotors. This is way to soon. I drove a BMW for the last 12 years and replaced the rotors a total of two times and would get at least 30-40k miles out of the pads. The XC90 weighs 6000lbs which I think has a lot to do with the break issues. Volvo clearly went cheap on the breaks. 2nd. The Catalytic Converter at 20k went which was causing the check engine light to come on. Now that my car has been in the shop for a week, the Dealer is having trouble with the Catalytic Converter replacement, I am having severe reservations about the purchase of this SUV. After doing a little research on the break problem I found several other Volvo owners that have had an identical experience relative to the breaks. All this being said I have to give credit to Volvo as cooperate has agreed to handle the repairs under warranty but what happens 14k miles from now when I'm doing this all over again??? This is a very well appointed vehicle with some pretty cool features but if they are failing with the quality of the (simple) mechanical elements, I have very low expectations for the sophisticated electrical componentsRead less
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YYZOwner
05/18/2018
2017 Volvo XC90

"Outstanding value for a Luxury SUV"

Value for money, comfort, elegance, spacious
nothing major
Own a 2017 T6 Momentum Plus kitted with the Climate and Vision pkgs. Outstanding value for money. Compared the Q7, MDX and QX60 when making the purchase. The XC90 is way better on all counts, especially room in the 3rd row of seats. The 4 cyl eng does sound a bit droney but have never felt it lack power. The Start/Stop function is the only issue I have with the car - seemed to have a mind of its own; did not always work as intended. Have been to the shop a couple of times to repair it, the second time they seem to have fixed it, but it is still not perfect. That being said, it is a minor quibble - overall, extremely happy with the vehicle!Read less
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TDR
02/14/2018
2018 Volvo XC90

"First Volvo after over 40 years of driving"

Very comfortable seats both front and rear.
No USB plugs in the rear.
If you are looking for a three row SUV look no further that the Volvo XC-90. We had decided to check out a few different brands and models (Lexus, Mercedes, Cadillac, Infinity, Acura) but when we checked this one out we knew there was no need to look any further. We found out you get more standard equipment for your money and even loaded it cost less than almost everything else in the category that we looked at. Did I say the safety equipment is second to none compared to anything else on the highway. Volvos goal is no serious injuries or deaths while driving or riding in any of their vehicles by 2025. We have a 2018 T6 Inscription and really are glad we bought it. We are coming from a 2017 Audi Q7 Prestige and just kept having little problems with it until one day while making a left turn across two oncoming lanes of traffic it decided to completely brake. That was it, so we decided it was time to move on after two years. The only thing the Q7 had over this vehicle is it had a little more power, 333 hp vs 316 hp but really is not that noticeable. If you are looking for a new SUV, mid size or larger, this vehicle is at least worth a test drive.Read less
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2016 Volvo XC90 Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Volvo Sensus
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Volvo Sensus
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Head-Up Display
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Smartphone Interface
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Power Close Liftgate/Trunk
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 25 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 22 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 250 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5500 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.70 inches
  • Torque - 258 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1500 rpm
  • Top Speed - 130 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Aluminum Interior Trim
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - 18"
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated Windshield
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • Panorama Moon Roof
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 4 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.23 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.8
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 8 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • Manual Mode - Geartronic
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 4293 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 18.8 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.9 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.5 inches
  • Height - 69.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 40.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 37.0 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 56.5 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 5000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 85.7 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 117.5 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 84.3 inches
  • Cargo behind second seat - 41.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo behind last seat - 15.8 cubic feet
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2016 Volvo XC90 Safety

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2016 Volvo XC90 Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Integrated Child Seat
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Warning System
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Pedestrian Detection System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Surround View Camera

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2016 Volvo XC90 Rankings

Horsepower
250 HP
MPG Combined
22 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.3 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#34
2016 Volvo XC90
250 HP

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